Getting a custom tattoo design should be the first step for anyone looking to get a tattoo, from First Time Customers to Tattoo Veterans. Custom Tattoo Design creates synergy between the customer and the artist, saving everyone time and money while ensuring that customers get exactly what they want without any pressure.
Tattoo Customer Categories
First Time Customers
These customers are extremely excited, the idea of a tattoo is a boost of adrenaline. Generally, first timers are intimidated by the people in the tattoo shops and they lack experience with the tattoo process. This makes perfect sense! Everyone is nervous about the unknown. On the tattoo design side, people tend to have many ideas; however, no one wants to be laughed out of a tattoo shop for their unique thoughts. Think about how empowered someone who has never had a tattoo would feel walking into a tattoo shop with their dream tattoo design idea in hand?
Why this customer needs a custom tattoo design: The ability to make all the changes they want without the pressure of making a decision on the spot to get a tattoo until they’re 100% ready. This empowers the customer and helps grow the industry by connecting the artist and the client with a clear vision. Regardless of if the tattoo artists make minor alterations before the tattoo is applied, the process is much smoother and everyone is clear on the objective.
What happens in tattoo shops: In most cases the tattoo artist will draw a simple sketch and talk the customer into making changes that suit their own style or preference. If you booked your tattoo on a Tuesday and you see the sketch 5 minutes before your appointment, how can you possibly make changes? In most cases first time customers trust the artist and end up getting something much different then they planned in their head. Unless the design is a very basic one, customers often end up leaving with something completely different than anticipated.
Veteran Tattoo Enthusiasts
These customers know the ropes. They have been in many shops and have no problem understanding the process. You might be thinking “Why the heck would someone who knows tattoo artists need a custom tattoo design ?”
Why this customer needs a custom tattoo design: Tattoo Veterans suffer all the same issues that first time customers go through. In many cases, people jump from artist to artist based on their experience with specific artists or shops. If you don’t think veterans get pressured into getting lame designs or not seeing a design at all, think again. There’s a reason cover up tattoos are popular! Regardless of experience level, if the tattoo artist doesn’t give the person what they want, they won’t come back.
Veterans choose to get a custom tattoo design done first because they have a specific idea they want to have drawn up. They know the tattoo shop will only give them a rough sketch and book their tattoo the same day they see it. People want to see a tattoo sketch quickly so they can start moulding it to their dream design. If you’re a vet, you know you’re often waiting several weeks to see a simple draft, let alone a full blown piece of art. People want the ability to have their exact dream design in their hands so they can get exactly what they want on their body. The days of looking through a book and finding a random bird just to simply get the same bird as everyone else are over.
Tattoo artists and the truth
The simple and blunt fact of the matter is that most tattoo artists don’t want to draw your tattoos. They want to get paid to tattoo. And they get paid a lot of money to do just that. Can you blame them? Don’t get me wrong, many tattoo artists love the artistic part of the business but they are few and far between.
Let’s put you in their shoes for two seconds and let common sense tell us:
Tattoo Artists thinks: “I’m a great artist, people will just walk in off the street and I’m so good I can freehand a solid piece on them today. Why the heck would I want to draw a 50 hour sleeve, do their alterations and make changes over months, when I can tattoo for 50 hours and make $10,000?”
Customer thinks: “Man this tattoo is going to cost me $3000 and be on my body forever. They should totally draw this for me for free so I can see what I’m getting first.”
Reality: Customers change their mind all the time, especially regarding large pieces like full sleeves. So while the artist takes the time to draw something great, the customer walks away. The tattoo artists get paid nothing? This isn’t fair to them or their time; so Custom Tattoo Design was born to fill this void.
We can help with your Custom Tattoo Design!
Custom Tattoo Design is currently the world’s #1 provider of 100% custom tattoo designs. We live by the phrase “You Dream It, We Draw it.” We offer:
- Convenience with the ability to make changes directly with your artist from anywhere in the world
- Unlimited revisions until your design is perfect
- 100% Custom designs and you own the copyright
- One on One Consultation with your professional tattoo designer
- Money Back Guarantee “we stand behind our work”
- No pressure to book a tattoo today, no pressure to ask for changes, get exactly what you want!
Everyone who comes to Custom Tattoo Design fits into one of our select categories. Whether you are a First Time Tattoo Customer, or a Veteran Tattoo Customer. As a matter of fact, everyone in the tattoo space fits into these similar categories. So why would we segment people? That seems so judgmental and maybe even discriminating. The reason is because we all react differently to everything from new products and new ideas to social proof. I think you will be surprised with what we have learned over the last 5 years of drawing Custom Tattoo Designs.